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Raleigh, NC, United States, 2007/02/13 - Integrated Solutions, Inc. chairman and CEO Esther Yu receives honor.
Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) member Esther Yu, president and CEO of Integrated Solutions Inc., a software solutions firm based in Holmdel, N.J., has been recognized with a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Award. The award was based on Integrated Solutions patent pending technology from the Air Force division in the U.S. Department of Defense. Yu is a member of the WPO Monmouth County chapter and has been affiliated with WPO since 2001.
“I extend congratulations to Esther for her company’s achievement,” said Marsha Firestone, Ph.D., president of the WPO. “It is a notable distinction for Integrated Solutions to be among the select few small businesses chosen by the federal government as being worthy of this award.”
About Small Business Innovative Research Awards
Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) is a highly competitive program that encourages small business to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By reserving a specific percentage of federal R&D funds for small business, SBIR protects the small business and enables it to compete on the same level as larger businesses. SBIR funds the critical startup and development stages and it encourages the commercialization of the technology, product, or service, which, in turn, stimulates the U.S. economy. Since its enactment in 1982, as part of the Small Business Innovation Development Act, SBIR has helped thousands of small businesses to compete for federal research and development awards. Their contributions have enhanced the nation's defense, protected our environment, advanced health care, and improved our ability to manage information and manipulate data. Following submission of proposals, 11 federal agencies and departments make SBIR awards based on small business qualification, degree of innovation, technical merit, and future market potential.
About Integrated Solutions Inc.
Integrated Solutions Inc. (ISI) was founded in 1995 as an IT consulting firm. From its beginning, ISI has firmly established itself as a company that takes on challenges typically tackled by larger firms. ISI has developed a reputation for solving complex technical problems and delivering high quality solutions. Although ISI's underpinnings were services oriented, it has since significantly broadened using its consulting expertise and in-house Research and Development resources to develop patented software used for professional services and product solutions. Since ISI's inception it has successfully expanded into the areas of software and product development with the encouragement and support of a number of Fortune 500 companies. ISI has close ties with academia and industry to help explore the technical frontiers and apply the new technologies to real world challenges.
About Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)
The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) locally and internationally connects top women entrepreneurs at the million and multimillion-dollar level ($2 million in gross annual sales or $1 million for service-based business) for greater personal and professional success. In monthly meetings across the US and Canada, chapters composed of 20 accomplished women presidents from diverse industries and backgrounds invest time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive their corporations to the next level.